Tag: poetry

Africans share grief over passing of Maya Angelou

Africans share grief over passing of Maya Angelou

(GIN)—Legendary poetess Maya Angelou was renowned in Africa much as she was beloved in the country of her birth. Comments on the website of the Mail&Guardian newspaper were already posting May 28 morning as the news of her passing went worldwide. “Rest in peace daughter of the soil,” wrote “Hlambamanzi” on the M&G website. “ […]

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Maya Angelou crosses over at 86

Maya Angelou crosses over at 86

| May 28, 2014

The words; the voice; the intellect; the heart. The world has lost one of its true giants. Our words are inadequate to describe the beauty and depth of understanding she brought to us. Honor her memory by seeking out her own words. Perhaps, here is a good place to start: On The Pulse of Morning […]

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Fab artists bring word & song March 22 | TRIAAC

Fab artists bring word & song March 22 | TRIAAC

| March 11, 2014

Fab artists bring word & song March 22Posted by admin in Blog | Commorato, Ridley, Patterson TRIAAC’s Café set for March 22 @ Cinema Center GalleryThree Rivers Institute of Afrikan Art & Culture has teamed with Cinema Center t o bring spokenword and song downtown, for the second Acoustic SpokenWord Café of March, which promises to […]

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Gwendolyn Brooks: History maker, history explainer

Gwendolyn Brooks: History maker, history explainer

| March 4, 2014

Pulitzer Prize-winner Gwendolyn Brooks epitomized the idea of a true poet—a guardian of the reality of the people’s soul.

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Maya Angelou: A shining beacon

Maya Angelou: A shining beacon

| February 14, 2014

By Brenda Robinson—Black History Month is an appropriate time to honor Maya Angelou, who has touched the souls of Americans and non-Americans and showed us how to live our best lives.

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Acoustic SpokenWord Café to open season at Wunderkammer

Acoustic SpokenWord Café to open season at Wunderkammer

| February 8, 2014

A trio of artists is scheduled to open the 2014 season of the Acoustic SpokenWord Café, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Feb. 15 at Wunderkammer Co., 3402 Fairfield Ave. Admission is $5.

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The life, legacy of Amiri Baraka

The life, legacy of Amiri Baraka

| February 6, 2014

With the passing of the prolific poet, playwright, essayist, and critic Amiri Baraka, one of the literary giants of the 20th century was called home.

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Acoustic SpokenWord Café seeks seven wordsmiths

Acoustic SpokenWord Café seeks seven wordsmiths

| February 5, 2014

The Acoustic SpokenWord Cafe is seeking seven poets to write interpretive pieces drawing from the Fort Wayne Museum of Art’s African American Masterworks.

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Ketu Oladuwa pens celebration of Amiri Baraka

Ketu Oladuwa pens celebration of Amiri Baraka

| February 5, 2014

Amiri Baraka was the transmegistus of his time. A change maker, spur in the side of oppression and a vital voice for the liberation of Afrikan people.

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Poem: A time comes when silence is betrayal

Poem: A time comes when silence is betrayal

| January 18, 2014

By Omowale-Ketu Oladuwa   There has been no time since 1967 When the chariots of war did not rumble, and The dogs of destruction did not grind their metal teeth, Ironbirds whining in mental nitespace infrared sights locked on target.   The Blues of Black Life awoke singing Her pulse a blood-rent throb /blond wig Testament […]

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